I invite you to learn more about the transformative journey Sage Hill offers our students. I fully appreciate that parents entrust us with their teenagers’ academic and personal growth at a critical juncture. This is why the School focuses so intently on building a closely knit community that fosters both academic and personal development. Sage Hill offers our students a rich and dynamic curriculum that promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Outside the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in athletics, explore their artistic abilities, and engage in the world beyond our campus through service to the community, internships and educational travel.

The Transformational Journey Begins Here
Our dedicated teachers inspire a love of learning and ensure each student maximizes their potential by investing deeply in each student’s success. More than half of our faculty hold advanced degrees and all demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development. Our academic curriculum includes a variety of courses that reflect both traditional best practices and innovative techniques, featuring more than 30 accelerated/ AP courses and intriguing electives such as 3D Design and Fabrication, Financial Literacy, Organic Chemistry and a Storyteller’s Workshop. 

In addition, our dynamic and individualized programs, such as the Ninth Grade Experience and Advisory, give our students the personal touch that allows them to become the best version of themselves. 

The Hamoui Family Sage Center, established in 2016,  is the hub of innovative and experiential teaching and learning within and beyond the Sage Hill campus. Sage Center programs include Service Learning, Spring at Sage (a seminar and educational travel program that takes place at the end of the school year), the Sage Hill Internship Program and initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusivity. The Hamoui Family Sage Center also promotes the development and measurement of  the “Six Cs.” These six essential skills for future success - Character, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical thinking and Cross-cultural competency - are included across all of Sage Hill’s academic and co-curricular programming. Coupling our college preparatory curriculum and focus on mastery with an accepting and encouraging community, it's clear that over the course of four years, a Sage Hill education transforms lives.

Prepared for Success in College and Beyond
The value of the Sage Hill experience is apparent when alumni return to campus and speak about following their passions in college and beyond. Sage Hill undoubtedly gives our students the tools to be successful in college and in whatever they pursue afterward. Using the foundation they’ve built and inspiration they’ve gained at Sage Hill School, our alumni are making their mark on the world.

One notable feature of Sage Hill alumni is that they show a particular interest in entrepreneurship. Six Sage Hill graduates have been featured a total of seven times on the prestigious and intensely competitive annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list, whose members are described as “revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” 

Community Outreach
Our founders believed strongly that lack of financial resources should not prevent qualified candidates from having the opportunity to attend Sage Hill School. The School’s first donation - long before we had a physical campus - was to fund financial aid. Sage Hill School is committed to creating a campus community that reflects the wider Orange County community and currently, approximately 11% of students receive a financial aid grant. All grants are based on need, rather than merit or special skills such as arts or athletics, and do not require repayment. 

Our Spectacular Campus
I am inspired daily by this dynamic, vibrant community housed on a 28+ acre campus that features inviting classrooms, wide open spaces, state of the art arts and athletics facilities, a recently renovated library designed to inspire creativity and collaboration, and so much more! 

We love to open our campus to share with members of the greater Orange County community. We host numerous athletic camps and events in our pool, gym, fields and tennis courts and offer our beautiful indoor and outdoor gathering spaces to local non-profit organizations for use at low or no cost. Our robust summer camp and summer academic program are open to any student in grades 5 through 12, and we also host events for the public such as our annual Multicultural Fair, the Sage Center Speaker Series and a day-long empowerment conference for middle school girls, to name just a few. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Warm regards,

Patricia Merz
Head of School
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